IAN Hutchinson was a dominant figure in making it three RL360 Quantum Superstock wins in a row in the Isle of Man TT Races.

It was the Bingley Bullet's second victory of the week and his 16th TT win in total.

The Tyco BMW rider virtually led from start to finish to take the win from Peter Hickman by 22.4sec, while there was joy for the Manx contingent, with Dan Kneen getting his maiden TT podium in third.

Hutchinson said: "There has been so much effort put in by the guys as I only managed to get one lap on this bike in practice.

"The track is really green so we're not going to get near the speeds that we did last year but I tried to control it once I got a bit of a gap.

"It's hard to concentrate when you can't quite make the bike do what you want it to do."

Michael Rutter led through Glen Helen on the opening lap by one second from Hutchinson, with Hickman only three-tenths of a second further back, but by Ballaugh, Hutchinson had inched ahead.

Rounding Ramsey Hairpin for the first time, his advantage over Rutter was 1.3sec, with Bradford's Dean Harrison fifth in his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki.

As they flashed past the Grandstand, an opening lap of 131.109mph gave Hutchinson a 4.5sec advantage over new second-placed rider Hickman, with Rutter third 0.17sec adrift of his fellow BMW rider, with Harrison still fifth.

At the head of the field, Hutchinson was piling on the coals, and by Ramsey second time around he'd stretched his lead to 7.8sec over Hickman.

Coming into the pit stop, Hutchinson had lapped at 130.673mph on his second lap and changed his rear wheel, as well as making a slight change to his front-suspension setting, but his advantage over Hickman was only 6.7sec.

Despite the wheel change, Hutchinson's lead had doubled as he went through Glen Helen on lap three, with the gap now 13.6sec.

Heading into the final lap, Hutchinson's advantage was down to 12.4sec, but there was to be no late drama as, with the fastest lap of the race of 131.639mph, he swept to another TT victory in an all-BMW podium.

Harrison, who had slipped to sixth, overhauled Michael Dunlop on the final run over the Mountain to regain fifth at an average speed of 127.69mph.

Hutchinson's victory, attained at an average speed of 129.38mph, moved him to 61 points at the top of the Joey Dunlop Championship, with Hickman still in second (56) and Michael Dunlop and Kneen up to joint third (35).

However, earlier in the week, Hutchinson's run of 11 successive TT podium finishes ended.

The Bingley Bullet, who won Sunday's RST Superbike race, could only finish fifth in the four-lap Monster Energy Supersport race.

Michael Dunlop triumphed to claim his 14th TT victory, winning by 13.2sec from James Hillier, with Peter Hickman – second in the Superbike race – third, ahead of Michael's brother William Dunlop and Hutchinson.

Bradford's Dean Harrison, third in the Superbike race, was fifth early on, two places in front of Hutchinson, but climbed to third before retiring at Ballacraine with a broken gear lever.

Bradford's Conrad Harrison, with Andy Winkle, finished sixth in the Sure Sidecar TT race one.

Racing has been postponed today due to wet weather.

It was announced yesterday that Irish road racer Alan Bonner had died following a crash during qualifying for the Senior TT.

He is the third rider to lose his life at this year's event following Jochem van den Hoek and Davey Lambert.